sorry about that, I am trying to record in a lossless format, possibly in wav. the most that I can expect since i am using a laptop is 96 kb/ 24 bit. i would like advice on what sort of cartridge to get to actually make use out of a higher quality recording and also can i improve the gain of the audio if i got a seperate pre amp instead of using the built in pre amp. I figured I can get a better quality phone preamp. I hope this clarifies things
Slow down there, cowboy. You're thinking about this all wrong. First of all, you have a low-end turntable, so don't expect high-end results. Second, the cartridge on your table cannot be upgraded. To get a better cart, you'll first have to get a better table. Third, there is no point in upgrading a phono preamp on a table like this. Upgrade the table first. Fourth, no matter how good your vinyl rig is, 24/96 is gross overkill for transcribing it. 16/44.1 is more than enough resolution for any vinyl out there.